It was from this remote medical Qigong experience that I learned a valuable lesson about the need to create a bubble of protection, even though we were not proximal to each other.
I had been treating a family member with severe back pain for several days. I usually do these remote treatments in the early morning, but on this day, I decided to supplement the treatment at night with the hope he could get a good nights sleep.
However, in my rush, I just did the treatment, then rushed off to bed. I didn't do step one, which is to create an energy ball of protection around me. I also failed to do the closing step, which is to wrap an energy ball around the patient, to keep all the subtle energy 'in'.
Later that night, I woke up in excruciating back and abdominal pain - the same type of pains my family member had been experiencing! It took me hours to get this pain and energy under control and I couldn't figure out what was going on in my body. Eventually I realized what I had done - I had not created a bubble a protection around me prior to this treatment AND I had not sealed the energy around him at the end of the treatment. In other words, there was a conduit left open and his pain and discomfort flowed right into me while I lay sleeping.
This was a valuable lesson. Even though we are family, and I had been doing several daily treatments, the energy bubble is NOT continuous.Also, in my rush to get some shut-eye, I failed to disconnect the connection as if I left a door open and his experience was then shared.
This was a valuable, but also a painful lesson. Subtle energy, even though it is often not visible, it is still a force that must always be respected.